Published 2009

Topics teaching, college-level science, engineering, course design, equations, designing, exam questions, lectures, evils of PowerPoint, planning, course, politics in academia, blackboards, slides, lecture performance

This participatory seminar focuses on the knowledge and skills necessary for teaching science and engineering in higher education. This course is designed for graduate students interested in an academic career, and anyone else interested in teaching. Readings and discussions include: teaching equations for understanding, designing exam and homework questions, incorporating histories of science, creating absorbing lectures, teaching for transfer, the evils of PowerPoint, and planning a course. The subject is appropriate for both novices and those with teaching experience.

At the end of each lesson, students completed feedback forms to comment on what worked and what was confusing during that lesson. At the start of the following lesson, I addressed these comments. In these video discussions, I have linked the lesson with its corresponding questions as a learning aid, even though I would not have been able to do so in real time. Due to technical difficulties, only a portion of lecture 1 is available for viewing.

Instructor: Dr. Sanjoy Mahajan

See the complete course at: http://ocw.mit.edu/5-95JS09

License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

More information at http://ocw.mit.edu/terms

More courses at http://ocw.mit.edu

At the end of each lesson, students completed feedback forms to comment on what worked and what was confusing during that lesson. At the start of the following lesson, I addressed these comments. In these video discussions, I have linked the lesson with its corresponding questions as a learning aid, even though I would not have been able to do so in real time. Due to technical difficulties, only a portion of lecture 1 is available for viewing.

Instructor: Dr. Sanjoy Mahajan

See the complete course at: http://ocw.mit.edu/5-95JS09

License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

More information at http://ocw.mit.edu/terms

More courses at http://ocw.mit.edu

Producer MIT OpenCourseWare

Audio/Visual sound, color

Language English

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